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International Exhibition of Botanical Art On View in New York

The 15th Annual International exhibition of the American Society of Botanical Artists at The Horticultural Society of New York remains on view through November 21st.

 
PRLog - Nov. 5, 2012 - BRONX, N.Y. -- The 15th Annual International exhibition of the American Society of Botanical Artists at The Horticultural Society of New York remains on view through November 21st at The Horticultural Society of New York gallery located at 148 W. 37th Street, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10018.  Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 10am to 6pm.  

The exhibition opened to a crowd of new and familiar faces who were on hand for the reception on Friday evening, September 14th.  Among a number of speakers at the reception, Chris Murtha, Director of Exhibitions for The Horticultural Society of New York expressed his gratitude to the artists. "We owe a big thank you to the artists for their amazing work, for continuing the tradition of botanical art and for moving it forward in new and exciting ways".  Robin Jess, Executive Director, American Society of Botanical Artists welcomed the guests. "We are here to celebrate the artists who are inspired by the beauty of the plant world...their art is linked to a love of the natural world and dedicated to representing it realistically...but the best of the works never forget that they are art with a capital "A"!

Carol Woodin, Exhibitions Director for ASBA presented the following awards.  

The Horticultural Society of New York Best in Show
Heeyoung Kim
Compass Plant

ASBA Eleanor Wunderlich Award for Excellence
Ingrid Finnan
Panicled Hydrangea

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Award for a Print or Drawing
Monika E. deVries Gohlke
Papaya

Talas Award
John Pastoriza-Pinol
Sierra Dawn Lily

New York Central Art Supply Award
Leah Kaizer
Tasmanian Blue Gum

Ursus Books and Prints Award
Carrie Megan
Northern Red Oak and Gray Birch

Honorable Mention
Lizzie Sanders
Bamboo Grass

Honorable Mention
Andrea Wilson
Flowering Quince

Congratulations to all the artists and award winners!  

Can't make it to New York? Visit the ASBA website for coverage of the exhibition including a list of artists whose works are included, interviews with the artists featuring the stories behind their work, images of the art, information about classes and events in conjunction with the exhibition and photos of the opening reception.  http://www.asba-art.org/exhibitions/15th-annual

For further information, please contact:

ASBA at 866-691-9080 / ASBA@aol.com / www.asba-art.org or

The Hort at 212-757-0915 x121 / cmurtha@thehort.org / www.thehort.org

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